Bondo® Body Filler

  • 3M ID B40071783
  • UPC 00076308002626

ALL PURPOSE SOLUTION for repairing dents, dings, and scratches in your home or on your car


MULTI-SURFACE USE on metal, aluminum, masonry, concrete, and more

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  • ALL PURPOSE SOLUTION for repairing dents, dings, and scratches in your home or on your car
  • MULTI-SURFACE USE on metal, aluminum, masonry, concrete, and more
  • EASY-TO-USE filler mixes and spreads smoothly
  • NON-SHRINKING formula is permanently durable
  • TWO-PART FORMULA chemically bonds with surface to adhere permanently
  • FAST-CURING FORMULA is sandable in 20 minutes for same-day repairs
  • PAINTABLE FORMULA is compatible with most paints and paint systems
  • BONDO® BLUE CREAM Hardener included
  • MIXES LIGHT BLUE when hardener and filler are mixed thoroughly and ready to use
  • WORKABLE for 3-4 minutes once filler and hardener are mixed together
  • TOP COAT of Bondo® Glazing and Spot Putty is recommended to fill pin holes and small imperfections for a smooth finish
  • FILL STAGE of 3M™ Body Repair System

Bondo® Body Filler
Bondo® Body Filler for fast, easy repair of dents in cars
An American Original
Born from a time when auto body repair involved heat-shrinking metal and pouring lead, our Bondo® Body Filler has been helping vehicle owners and auto body professionals for decades. This simple two-part solution includes a resin-based filler and a hardener. A tube of the hardener is included with Bondo® Body Filler. The consistency of both compounds is creamy, but as the hardener is blended together with the filler it acts as a catalyst, creating a chemical reaction which cures the product. This fast-curing body filler spreads easily and will adhere to correctly prepared surfaces.

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Bondo® Body Filler shapes in minutes and will accept as many reasonably applied applications as required to fill holes and deep scratches or dents. It is formulated to be non-shrinking and permanently durable. Once it has completely hardened — normally in 25 minutes or less — Bondo® Body Filler can be sanded using various grits to achieve as smooth a finish as required. In addition to its uses in repairs of typical vehicle surfaces, the filler is also suitable for repairing other surfaces including wood (PDF, 20.55 Mb), steel, aluminum, fiberglass, and concrete. Bondo® Body Filler products include directions that help you easily create just the right mix for your auto repair job and allow for same-day repairs.

Bondo® Original Filler instructions:
Step 1: Clean all surfaces with soap and water followed by a low VOC compliant cleaner. Allow to dry.

Step 2: Sand the damaged area with 80 grit sandpaper to remove all paint, primer, and rust down to bare metal. Sand 1-2 inches beyond damaged area. Clean again with a low VOC compliant cleaner.

Step 3: Stir the filler before using. Knead the hardener tube. For a 3-inch diameter puddle of filler, squeeze out a 3” long strip of hardener. This is the maximum recommended amount to mix at any given time for optimal application. Mix thoroughly to a uniform color on a clean, non-porous surface. When product is mixed, the working time is 3-4 minutes. Do not add hardener directly into the filler container.

Step 4: Spread an initial thin layer of the mixed filler over the repair area using firm pressure to ensure maximum adhesion. Apply additional layers of filler as needed. Allow filler to cure 20 minutes.

Step 5: Rough shape the filler with 80 grit sandpaper. Finish sand with 180 grit and finer. Featheredge the repair. Wait 45 minutes and apply 2-3 coats of primer to cover the repair area.

Step 6: Apply Bondo® Glazing and Spot Putty to fill in small imperfections and re-prime with 2-3 coats. Follow paint manufacturer’s recommendation for priming and final finishing.

For best results apply at 45°F (7°C) or above. Do not put mixed filler back in the can. Clean tools with acetone or lacquer thinner.
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Use During the Fill Stage of the 3M™ Body Repair System
Even a small repair can seem complex at first. So 3M's Body Repair System simplifies the entire automotive body repair process by dividing it into four stages:

Stage 1 — Prepare. This stage includes pulling dents, removal of paint and rust and efficient, effective masking of the area.

Stage 2 — Fill.This stage involves patching holes with reinforced filler and smoothing and shaping filler before painting.

Stage 3 — Paint. This stage includes painting the area and blending and smoothing primer and paint.

Stage 4 — Finish. The final stage for showroom-grade results: removing small defects, sealing and polishing clear coats and other painted surfaces.

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3M supplies premium products such as abrasives, tapes, body fillers (PDF, 504.4 Kb) and tools (PDF, 18.52 Mb) for every stage. This system helps you work easily, efficiently and successfully across the entire body repair process.

Bringing Science to the Art of Auto Body Repair
As a brand of 3M, Bondo® is well known among collision repair professionals and others who are committed to helping restore the beauty and value to your automobiles. Developed in 1955, this original auto body filler formula is another way that 3M applies science to life — and helps you rediscover the excitement of owning and operating like-new vehicles.

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